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people witnessed the crime and did not step in. ohio has a law that if you witness a crime you must report it. there are many more that need to be charged for this. >> michael: lou shapiro when you hear that, ohio does have this law. it's a felony not to report a crime. it's seldom invoked. i went to school with an honor system. if you saw someone cheat you're as culpable as the cheater. >> the general public is not always expected to know what is a crime and what is not a crime. when someone is faced with a question, did you see the person may say, i didn't see it that way or it didn't hit me that way that's why it's not typically invoked. >> michael: as a defense attorney now. let's say--i'm going to give a hypothetical. these two kids were convicted. you're representing one of the people who are under surveillance by these grand juries under possible indictment. what do you say to the grand jury? what do you have your clients say here? at this point this case has been adjudicated. >> i would advise my client to play it as close to the vest as possible. if he hold out long enough
earlier this month. but mis-communication between law enforcement agencies led to his release. kron four's philippe djegal explains. >> reporter: less than a half hour after robbing the mechanics bank on pinole valley road fridaym, march first. pinole police arrested gary fite junior for the crime. he and his accomplice were taken into custody. booked into contra costa county jail. by law, law enforcement and the district attorney have to file charges and arraign suspects within three days of an arrest. otherwise, the suspects have to be released from custody. the pinole police chief says his department filed its report to the da's office on the morning of tuesday march fifth. he says the da's office then called later that day and confirmed charges would be filed. yet still, fite was released from custoday. the contra costa county sheriff's department says it had no other choice than to release him. because quote there were no warrants, authority or other charges against fite that would allow us to continue holding him. the da's office could not be reached for comment. now, julie sohn, w
1st, 2013. we are just triking that. the ordinance will become law 30 days after the mayor signs it since the legislation. so that was just a quick fix up. >> supervisor kim has made a motion to amend. is there a second to the motion? seconded by supervisor cohen. colleagues, without objection that passes. on the underlying ordinance can we take that same house same call? without objection, the ordinance is passed on the first read as amended. item 30. >> item 30 is motion appointing robert bowden, term ending july 17, 2013, to the reentry council. >> roll call vote. >> on item 30, supervisor mar? mar aye. supervisor tang? tang aye. supervisor wiener? wiener aye. supervisor avalos? avalos aye. supervisor breed? breed aye. supervisor campos? campos aye. supervisor chiu? chiu aye. supervisor cohen? cohen aye. supervisor kim? kim aye. there are nine ayes. >> motion is approved. item 31. >> item 31, motion confirming the mayor's appointment of mel murphy, term ending may 1, 2016, to the port commission. >> colleagues, we have two colleagues who are not with us today and we have been
immigration laws among many other responsibilities, but with at least one former doj attorney describing mr. perez as a quote, radical radical who views the law as, quote, a nuisance, you can bet there's a fight over this man's nomination may get intense. chris stirewalt is our fox news digital power editor on power play.com live. tom perez's tenure heading up to the doj has been controversial to say the least, but he is beloved by those on the left as someone who embodies virtually all the principles they stand for. what does it say that president obama is proceeding with that nomination despite some of the controversies that emerged when he they floated the trial balloon earlier? >> well, in washington we can tell a lot more about somebody's intent by what they do than what they say. what we've heard a lot said of the white house of late is that they're interested in reaching out to republicans and forming accords and looking to get past some of the partisan bickering that's gone on back and forth. what the president has done today in nominating mr. perez for this job was to throw down th
with adjudications of delinquency in juvenile law, it is similar to a finding of guilty in the adult court. >> reporter: fredricka, the judge made the final call. this was not a jury trial. because it was a juvenile case it was the judge that rendered this decision after it was made, the two convicted rapists were taken out of the courthouse here and they went immediately in to detention in a juvenile detention facility. >> the defendants did address the court and the victim's family, seemingly very apologet apologetic, very remorseful. did that in any way play a role in the type of sentencing that they received? >> reporter: no one will know for sure because the judge did give them a chance to stand up and address the court, which they did bef handed down his sentence. no one will know whether that changed his mind or not. he could have given them a longer sentence than he did but i want our viewers to get a moment to listen to these two boys as they apologized to the victim's family. >> i would like to apologize to you people. i had no intentions to do anything like that. i'm sorry to pu
of a missed deadline. law enforcement has 72 hours to file charges after an arrest or the suspect is released. the work day ends officially at 5:00 p.m. fight was arrested at 4:56 on friday which means the district attorney had to file charges by 5:00 p.m. on tuesday. for some reason they thought they had until wednesday. the contra costa county sheriff's department says fight did not have any outstanding warrants so they had to released him. >> they never should have let him go. he obviously robbed a bank and there is evidence, and why over four minutes? >> iny tisht see. inefficiency. it is totally irresponsible, totally irresponsible. we have enough crazy people around. >> the senior deputy d.a. told abc7 news that we took the time because we thought we had the time. pinole police chief says his department was aware of the deadline, but on our end we should have been more definitive to push the time issue and we didn't. now the fbi says it is urgently trying to recapture a man who could be dangerous, desperate and willing to fight for the freedom that was mistakenly handed to him. police s
arrested, but he was back on the streets just three days later because of a deadline. law enforcement has 72 hours to file charges after an arrest or the suspect is released. the work day ends officially at 5:00 p.m. fight was arrested at 4:56 on friday which means the district attorney had to file charges by 5:00 p.m. on tuesday. for some reason they thought they had until wednesday. the contra costa county sheriff's department says fight did not have any outstanding warrants so they had to released him. >> they never should have let him go. he obviously robbed a bank and there is e evidence, and why over four minutes? >> iny tisht see. inefficiency. it is totally irresponsible, totally irresponsible. we have enough crazy people around. >> the senior deputy d.a. told abc7 news that we took the time because we thought we had the time. pinole police chief says his department was aware of the deadline, but on our end we should have been more definitive to push the time issue and we didn't. now the fbi says it is urgently trying to recapture a man who could be dangerous, desperate and willin
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. >> we want to eat to live better. >> they know they broke the law by not renewing their visa, but classmates from jefferson elementary and their parents. >> people say no, we start fighting. >> are fighting for humanitarian parole. allow the family to return to berkeley. the only home rodrigo have ever known. and tonight, they brought it to the council, pushing for a resolution, urging area congressmen to pay attention and lobby on rodrigo's behalf. >> what about rodrigo? who is fighting for him? >> rodrigo and his family watched the whole thing via skype tonight, humbled. >> you guys are doing a big thing for us. thank you. >> the berkeley city council unanimously approved that resolution, pushing for humanitarian parole. those fourth grades say they are not done yet, they are hoping to go to washington, d.c. to testify before congress in april. reporting live in berkeley, kristen ayers, kpix5. >> unless there's an intervention, by law, the family will not be allowed to reapply for visas for five years. enter supporters of the richmond city employee who blew the whistl
of government employees, and the federal law enforcement officers association be put into the record. good afternoon. after september 11, zero planes have been taken down by sharp objects, or were sharp objects could have been used. there have been zero times as well. >> there was one attempted hijacking internationally. domestically, there have been zero attempts. internationally, in 2009, a hijacking attempt with a plastic knife. >> also of zero major staffing issues with sharp objects. >> 0 that i am aware of. >> that begs the question, when we look at the number of times or successes that have taken place involving sharp objects post-9/11, the answer is that there have been a zero. can that number get better? the answer is no. it also begs the question, can that get worse? for me, the answer is yes. objects being a sharp on board now accomplish the goal of maintaining the zero planes being taken over or have been zero incidents involving sharp objects? i also understand, administrator pistol, that the shift towards a --k-based risk assessment just because this is a new threat does not
of the dorm rooms. the orange county bomb squad and fbi have been out here working with local law enforcement all morning long. campus officials say there's no threat to the campus community at this time but a spokesman describes this as a very sketchy situation. listen to what he says police found when they arrived at the dorm earlier this morning. >> a call came in about a fire alarm in tower one. on the way to respond to that, a 911 call in about an armed man in the tower. when police responded to the dorm room they found a victim of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. we interviewed people who had knowledge of the situation and during the search of the dorm room we found an assault weapon and emprovized explosive devices. >> reporter: a resident of the dorm found that handgun and assault rifle and we heard explosives were found in a bag. we also know the orange county medical examiner and the coroner just arrived on scene to remove that body. it is going to be quite some time before they allow students back into that tower one dorm. when they were evacuated very early this morning, they were
. >> as we come back out live to protest continues on the street corner. the key issue the law does not allow violent predators to live within a quarter mile of the school. this property does fall within that zone and is preparing appeal on that point. we're live in bay point. >>> authorities arrested a u.s. customs and border protection agent that worked at the airport after finding 80 child porn videos in his home. gilbert lam faces two charges. he is being held on $250,000 bail. >>> tomorrow marks a sad anniversary, it's been a year since sierra lamar disappears. she was kidnapped on her way to school, 21-year-old garcia torres has been charged with killing lamar even though her body has not been found. we're getting tip, it's an active investigation, the arrest distribute slow -- didn't slow down the investigation. let res lie on the public, tell us where you think sierra may be. >> tomorrow lamar's family and friends will hold a balloon release and fundraiser. >>> vandalism, carjacking and shots fired in san francisco. around 4:30 a.m. a ma
they should be able to video tape what happens on the farms. new laws blocking the cameras, and here's brian ross. >> reporter: it's a glamorous celebrity-packed awards event held in beverly hills. these are the genesis awards given by the humane society of the united states. they often honor graphic, undercover videos of animal cruelty and mistreatment at what are called factory farms. wayne pacelle, the head of the humane society says such undercover videos have been the key to tough, new anticruelty law. >> this video led to the largest meat recall in american history. >> reporter: and this one which exposed cruelty and unsanitary conditions at major pork producers. but all of that could be coming to an end. under pressure from the agriculture industry, at least five states now have laws making it a crime to go undercover on farm properties to record videos. in iowa, the law passed just a few months after an abc news report which won a genesis award, featuring undercover footage at a huge iowa egg factory, taped by the group mercy for animals. >> if somebody come on somebody else's proper
it in ways that is it for various reasons. they said there is a federal law that is then broken, not riding in and tethreatening and interrogating employees. this is a big powerful garbage company and has to start following the law. >> they have been abusing and threatening and intimidating people and it has to stop. many of these people are an aggressive they think they can be pushed around. we're making a point, everyone has to follow lot including big corporations to think they're above the law. >> there are about a hundred and 50 workers at this location and about 250 in all at three locations. they are striking here today in san leandro and the headquarters over in oakland. as far as garbage pickup, how will this affect you? according to the union spokesperson that i talked to, because these lines are big step here and that main headquarters, the teamsters unions are respecting that the get live. they are not crossing it. according to the union spokesperson, if you have guards picked up today and waste management is your company, your service may be affected. >> so that could mean thos
into law. one bill bans abortion after a fetal heartbeat is detected which is normally about six weeks. the only exception is life of the mother, no exception for rape or incest. another controversial bill bans abortion on the basis of gender or genetic defect. >> is it right to destroy life because of the perception that a person may not meet someone else's standards as being acceptable to live? >> i cannot think of anything more cruel than for the state to require that first pregnancy to be carried to term and watch my grandchild die on the delivery table. >> the aclu is call on the governor to veto that bill. >>> pope francis told reporters gathered at the vatican this morning he wants the catholic church to be poor. the new pope spoke to the media for the first time since his election wednesday and explained why he picked the named francis saying it reflects a concern for the poor. he says the name keeps the spirit of st. francis of assisi alive, calling him "a poor man, a simple man, as we would like a poor church for the poor." >>> politics now today is the last day of the cpac,
issue the law does not allow violent predators to live within a quarter mile of the school. this property does fall within that zone and is preparing appeal on that point. we're live in bay point. >>> authorities arrested a u.s. customs and border protection agent that worked at the airport after finding 80 child porn videos in his home. gilbert lam faces two charges. he is being held on $250,000 bail. >>> tomorrow marks a sad anniversary, it's been a year since sierra lamar disappears. she was kidnapped on her way to school, 21-year-old garcia torres has been charged with killing lamar even though her body has not been found. we're getting tip, it's an active investigation, the arrest distribute slow -- didn't slow down the investigation. let res lie on the public, tell us where you think sierra may be. >> tomorrow lamar's family and friends will hold a balloon release and fundraiser. >>> vandalism, carjacking and shots fired in san francisco. around 4:30 a.m. a man flagged down a taxi near jackson and buchanan street. the man began jumping on the vehicle, shattering the w
legislators across the country are introducing laws making it harder for animal welfare advocates investigate growth in food safety cases. some bills make it illegal to take photographs of a farming operation. others make it a crime for someone such as an animal welfare advocates a live on an application to get a job at a plant. bills pending in california, nebraska and tennessee require that anyone collecting evidence of abuse turned over to law enforcement within 24 to 48 hours. which advocates say is not allow enough time to document illegal activity under federal human h handling and food safety laws. >> statwill be back with more on the kron 4 morning news. thyou eat less...ing weiyou lose weight.et. it's a great plan... until you get hungry. that's the time to take slimful. one tasty 90-calorie slimful and a glass of water satisfies hunger for hours making it easier to eat smaller meals, and resist snacking. your friends might think you found the secret to losing weight. but it's no secret... it's slimful. eating less is a beautiful thing. >> we are back. 4:14 on the clock. >> just in
as a law enforcement officer in angel castro is facing charges including reckless driving and impersonating a federal agent - and didn't show up in court today. last month - police say he was in an unmarked ford crown victoria with sirens on. they say he got out of the car wearing a shirt with an f-b-i emblem. he initially claimed he was handling an emergency - but eventually said he worked for a security company and that the emergency was he had to pay his phone bill. there's a warrant tonight for his arrest. a folk singer is accused of making anti-gay comments at a show in san francisco last night. michelle shocked is a grammy nominated singer who was performing at yoshi's. now - other venues, including hop-monk tavern in novato, are cancelling her performances. concert organizers at yoshi's released this statement on twitter today. saying they don't tolerate the type of "bigotry and hatred exhibited last night.she will never be back." bicyclists were allowed to ride bart all day -- including during peak commute hours. it's part of a week-long test program. bart officials say they've made
will sweep law and we could have a real short period of steady, light rain, and scattered showers for tomorrow. still looking at rainfall amounts on the very low side around .05" in the south bay and maybe up to 1" in the north bay mountains but that is generous. temperatures are cooler tomorrow and then the 60's and 70's come back through the weekend and into next week. sue? >> a nice live shot for the commute across the san mateo bridge from hayward to foster city. the tail lights on the flat section headed westbound, everyone is moving at the limit at 15-minute drive from both sides of the bay. otherwise, we are looking at the road work or your drive from the central valley right now, you can see the yellow road censors slowing through the altamont pass and it picks up at the limit all the way to dublin/pleasanton interchange. now we will look at the road work on the south bay peninsula side, 101 northbound, from ellis to moffitt in lanes for another 15 minutes. >> new details of florida where police say a potential campus massacre was narrowly averted. police at the university
around golden gate park and putting up a fence. >> the suit says the owners violateed california law by cutting off access to the beach with a gate. owners of the property say the beach road access is private and the protest is scheduleed for 10:00 a.m. today. we are live on monetary beach this morning for abc7 news. >> thank you. this morning we are learning a registered sex offenders traveled with students of two high schools on a field trip. police have confirmed to abc7 news that they are investigating the incident that happened february 13 during a field trip to a college. students at the two high schools traveled on buses to the college and a sex offender was on the bus with the andrew hill students. a letter went to the parents saying the man knew a district volunteer on the trip but did not have contact with students. abc7 news reporter, amy hollyfield, will have a live report in the next half hour. >> police are expanding the investigation into a preschool teacher accused of spiking toddler's drinks with an over-the-counter sleep aid and is charged with felony endanger ment.
the law. >> a straight line measurement would be within a quarter mile but the way the court chose to measure, was the path on the road. >> reporter: charles christman was accused of committing a lewd act with a boy in 1989 and similar crimes from the early 80s. he spent time in prison and last month a judge ordered him to be released from a state hospital. christman's new home is the same place verse once lived in 2004. today the property owner defended his latest tenant. >> this guy is the most monitored guy in california. he has a gps. he has two security guards with him right now. i believe him to be safe or i wouldn't be doing this. >> reporter: the final say could still come from an appeals court. >>> san francisco police are detailing the charges against a man wanted in a bizarre incident involving a stolen cab and offer involved shooting. we obtained this booking photo tonight of 25-year-old peter russell. he's charged with carjacking, assault with a deadly weapon and driving under the in influence. a man flagged down a cab, jumped into it and smashed the windshield. the ca
on the streets just three days later because of a missed deadline. law enforcement has 72 hours to file charges after an arrest or the suspect is released. the work day ends officially at 5:00 p.m. fight was arrested at 4:56 on friday which means the district attorney had to file charges by 5:00 p.m. on tuesday. for some reason they thought they had until wednesday. the contra costa county sheriff's department says fight did not have any outstanding warrants so they had to released him. >> they never should have let him go. he obviously robbed a bank and there is evidence, and why over four minutes? >> iny tisht see. inefficiency. it is totally irresponsible, totally irresponsible. we have enough crazy people around. >> the senior deputy d.a. told abc7 news that we took the time because we thought we had the time. pinole police chief says his department was aware of the deadline, but on our end we should have been more definitive to push the time issue and we didn't. now the fbi says it is urgently trying to recapture a man who could be dangerous, desperate and willing to fight for the freedom
who are not familiar with you a jid cases of delinquency in juvenile law, it is similar to finding of guilty in the adult court. >> reporter: guilty on all counts. that hand down. the two defendants in this case now the two convicted rapists broke down in court when they heard the verdict come down. trent mayes crying, malik richmond just collapsing into the arms of his attorney sitting next to him and sobbing over and over again. i want you to listen to the two boys as they later stood up and apologized to the victim's family. >> i would like to apologize to you people. i had no intentions to do something like to. i'm sorry to put guys through this. i'd just like -- i would just like to apologize to my family and the families in the community. those pictures shouldn't have been sent around, let alone even taken. i just apologize. >> reporter: regret and remorse but the victim's attorney told me it came far too late in this case after the verdict was handed out, fredricka. >> and how did the victim's family react specifically? what words were spoken? >> reporter: so the victim hers
, sunny skies. tiverton the upper 60s laws seventies. >> it will feel like spring. >> 716 years traffic george. >> not looking at any hot spots. moderate condition that the bay bridge 16-18 minute drive times coming out the macarthur mmaize. less than that for the and th limitre and it's a prnimitz >> looking at the drive times and the traffic maps here 22 minutes from hercules to berkeley. for the easter freeway some slower traffic into walnut creek 680 southbound. south bay we mentioned the heavy traffic at the guadalupe parkway already on 101 northbound. >> this drive time out of the coyote valley 24 minutes up to the montague expressway. >> the north bay ride not bad. the drive time around 32 minutes from the bottnavato the golden gate bridge. ems on bart, caltran, h train three and five are on time. the muni metro is not reporting any problems that james. >> thank you george. it is 719 world headlines. catholics from the world over the weekend to see and hear them pope . >> here is video. more th20,000 more than 200,000 people packed st. peter's square on sunday. pope francis greet
comes at a time in india when there are calls for stricter laws on sexual assault and changes in cultural attitudes toward women. a december gang-rape on a new dehli bus that killed a woman spurred protests in india, where most women have stories of sexual harassment and abuse on public transportation or on the streets. all classes are cancelled at the university of central florida this morning -- following the discovery of a student's body and explosives. 500 students were evacuated from a dorm building after someone called 9-1-1 and reported a person with a gun. police arriving found a person dead inside a dorm room of an apparent suicide. they also found an assault weapon and what they call "improvised explosive devices" new this morning. a trial is set to begin this morning in new york city over the police department's controversial tactic of stopping, questioning, and sometimes frisking people on the street. more than a hundred police officers, scholars, and lawmakers are expected to testify about the policy that has seen mostly african american and hispanic men stopped b
with the law. a record 475 arrests were made in the sting. known as "operation shoulder tap". stanley roberts has an inside look at the undercover operation. in this kron 4 exclusive. >> this man >> this man >> this man they all have on thing in common. in fact more than 400 people have the same thing in common local police and state agencys participated in a statewide effort to curb underage drinking called operation shoulder tap tonight at 8 i'll we'll ride along with police and give you an exclusive look at why you might thibefore buyie alcohol in the next edition of people behaving badly and here are a look at the numbers. a record 475 arrests were made statewide. right now you are going to get the citation in and talk to the judge. >> part of the reason why we do these operations is to educate the public. the police issue the man 8 ticket. >> you are being cited for furnishing alcohol to a minor. another boost tonight for backers of same sex marriage. former secretary of state hillary clinton is the latest high profile figure to come out in support of same sex marriage.. kron 4's dan ker
is expected in monterey county now the law sets claim -- lawsuits claim they have bad medical care and poor mental health facilities. >>> this controversial idea involves poke and one said that bike plan would be a disaster for local businesses. >>> you were covering a crash last time, how is that looking? >> it is looking okay and fortunately there are no major injuries and usually when a car flips over and rolls over a few times, the person just got out and stayed out of the car, it was a nice miracle and traffic is looking well. 880 looks good as you head out to the mcarthur maze and when you get to the bay bridge toll plaza, it is looking good but it looks a touch lighter than usual because of that crash upstream on carlson. now again it just surprises me nobody was injured and there is still a mess coming in from panola richmond let's go to steve. >>> already, thank -- all right thank you sal. weekend looks good, mostly sunny mild maybe even warmer by sunday and we have a weak system coming in and this looks like a one and a half and done, but the main area of dynamics that will not af
is expected in monterey county now the law sets claim -- lawsuits claim they have bad medical care and poor mental health facilities. >>> this controversial idea involves poke and one said that bike plan would be a disaster for local businesses. >>> you were covering a crash last time, how is that looking? >> it is looking okay and fortunately there are no major injuries and usually when a car flips over and rolls over a few times, the person just got out and stayed out of the car, it was a nice miracle and traffic is looking well. 880 looks good as you head out to the mcarthur maze and when you get to the bay bridge toll plaza, it is looking good but it looks a touch lighter than usual because of that crash upstream on carlson. now again it just surprises me nobody was injured and there is still a mess coming in from panola richmond let's go to steve. >>> already, thank -- all right thank you sal. weekend looks good, mostly sunny mild maybe even warmer by sunday and we have a weak system coming in and this looks like a one and a half and done, bu
, it doesn't there are criminals and there are people who obviously, piers, violate 30 or 40 federal laws long before they murder somebody. and they don't care. they don't care about the 30 or 40 they break before they pull the trigger, okay? so, let's get -- i know there's -- there's people who have accidents. obviously, this person that you're talking about, that's an unbelievable, horrible situation and i don't know anything about it. but that is -- those are accidents or on purpose that you can't get around. but that's not to say that every -- the 330 million americans should have their second amendment taken away. that's where you guys, and i say you guys, the people who are -- have been -- over the last several months beating the drum to demand to congress, demand that the u.s. senate, demand the house of representatives, pass bad legislation. and that's what's going to end up happening here potentially is they are going to pass bad legislation and then they are going to have to fight all the way to the supreme court and the nra is going to win because the second amendment is the se
county believe is that law enforcement treat crimes and investigations differently, depending on the color of the victim's skin. last summer in rural panola county, johnny lee butts, a 61-year-old black man, walking far off the shoulder of this road, was deliberately run over and killed by a car carrying three white teens. the driver told police he thought he hit a deer. his two passengers both say the 18-year-old driver steered straight for him. the driver's charged with murder. the d.a. though says there's no evidence to suggest a rainal motive. johnny butts' brother says the white local law enforcement simply don't want to know the truth. do you believe that the sheriff and the district attorney don't want to or are afraid to know the truth? >> i think they don't want to. they don't want to push that issue. >> they don't want to push race? >> i actually believe that, that they don't want to push that issue. >> reporter: that belief was confirmed to fred butts just days after his brother's death. these boys walking on the side of the road say she watched as a white jeep with
it. >> reporter: what blacks in this rural mississippi county believe is that law enforcement treat crimes and investigations differently, depending on the color of the victim's skin. last summer in rural panola county, johnny lee butts, a 61-year-old black man, walking far off the shoulder of this road, was deliberately run over and killed by a car carrying three white teens. the driver told police he thought he hit a deer. his two passengers both say the 18-year-old driver steered straight for him. the driver's charged with murder. the d.a. though says there's no evidence to suggest a racial motive. johnny butts' brother says the white local law enforcement simply don't want to know the truth. do you believe that the sheriff and the district attorney don't want to or are afraid to know the truth? >> i think they don't want to. they don't want to push that issue. >> they don't want to push race? >> i actually believe that, that they don't want to push that issue. >> reporter: that belief was confirmed to fred butts just days after his brother's death. these boys walking on the side
. and what that means as a matter of law. >> the alleged condition at the time of the condition is a critical part of the state's case. >>> other news, texas equ everybodysearch joining the search for terrilynn monnette. they are looking for any sign of the 26-year-old or her car, last seen march 2nd outside a new orleans area bar where she was celebrating her nomination as teacher of the year. >>> i california skydiver talking about this morning about his terrifying fall after both his parachutes failed. craig's main chute got tangled, and his backup chute, also tangled. he began to spin, hit the ground at 30 miles an hour, and get this, just a few feet from iron stakes that hold up grapevines at a local vineyard. >> i landed parallel to the grapes, one of my last thoughts before i hit was i really hope i don't hit an iron spike, because it will would be messy. i knew it was bad when i was living it, and and when i saw the video, i'm like that's a lot worse than i thought. how did i walk away from that? how did i manage to survive? >> oh! he suffered just a separated shoulder and bumps and b
as their bare -- backyard. >> the suit says that only owners of the vote violateed law by cutting off access to the beach with the gate. the beach rode, says the owners, is private. the protest is scheduleed for 10:00 a.m. this morning. we are live on monetary beach this morning for abc7 news. >> regents will talk about finding the next president today. a special committee to consider selection of a new president will give its report during an opposition this morning at the mission base campus. the president announced a resignation in january after serving two years as president and will stay in august to give the board time to find a replacement. >> san francisco city college students plan to march in rally protesting budget cuts. officials have until tomorrow to prove to the commission it is financially secure. protest organizers say the school should pursue funding from state and local sources rather than making painful cuts. he hope the san francisco mayor and other elected officials will ensure the community college remains affordable and accessible to students. >> working moms weigh in
workers. it's a violation of federal law. they want to see it stop. they want to see the respect increase and see this company follow the law like others and behave like a good community citizen. >> reporter: you say hundreds of workers are walking off the job for waste management today. how will service be effected? >> hopefully the service impact will be minimal. folks really do care about the customers. they are involved in recycling operations. these are good green jobs. they want to see the disruption minimized. so hopefully this can be resolved without much disruption. >> reporter: thank you very much. again, there are dozens of workers out here at the davis street facility for waste management. they are protesting they are walking off the job today and two other locations. we do have a call into waste management and we'll try to get the response as soon as possible. reporting live lorraine blanco. >> all right. we'll stay on that story. >>> 5:07 is the time. sal covering traffic issues as well. >> that is right. we have a new crash by the way at vallejo analogon that in san francis
blanco is at a waste management facility in oakland right now. the workers are saying labor laws have been violated. >> reporter: dave, that is right. you can see out here they have quite a turnout at the 98th avenue location in oakland. they literally woke up in the middle of the night to picket at 3:00 a.m. this morning. hundreds of union workers from the international long shore say they want better wages and safer work conditions. waste management tells us they have been a the bargaining table for months and they did not expect this protest. >> it was a surprise to us. we have been at the negotiating table with them for the past few months. so you know, we are now just assessing who is showing up for work and who is not and developing our protocol plans. >> workers have given up a days pay to make an important point this company is not above the law and the illegal behavior that has been taking place here. the threats, the intimidation. >> reporter: waste management employees are protesting at three locations today. this is a look at the san leandro facility on davis street. union
searches by law enforcement and volunteers, there is still no sign of sierra. but in a field just yards from her school bus stop her clothes were found folded neatly in a bag. in may of last year a 21-year-old man was arrested ard charged in her abduction and pushed. still her father tells abc news he's holding out hope she is found alive. the sheriff's department said a homicide. as a parent i'm not going to believe that until i know for sure. >> this is a case that you might imagine still has a lot of public interest. the santa clara county sheriff's department told abc7 news they are still getting tips every week, between 15 to 20 tips, and some of those calls sometimes come from as far as across the country. reporting live, kira klapper, abc7 news. >> thank you, kira. a violent bank robbery suspect who was released from jail in richmond is the subject of an fbi manhunt this morning. police are confident they arrested the right man, but the man had to be released because authorities missed a deadline to charge him. abc news reporter allen wong explains why he is feared even more now.
laws are involved. we'll have to wait to see what the attorney general is looking at. >> thank you, paul. >>> more now on that daring prison escape in canada. police have three people in custody including one of the escapees and reportedly they have the other one cornered. let's bring in paul dagla, live in montreal. what is the latest on the standoff right now? >> as you mentioned, to know, police at this hour telling us that second escapee that from prison has been cornered or they have him surrounded. they are negotiating with him. they have three men, three people in custody, the other escapee and two others who apparently worked with these escapees to get them out. >> how could something like this happen, escaping from a helicopter, inside a prison? >> reporter: it sound like something from a movie really and has many people here in canada, in quebec baffled. what apparently happened one, perhaps two accomplices got a helicopter pilot, somehow forced him to fly over this prison fairly low, apparently. someone was able to drop down a ladder, a rope, and those two inmates were a
. the workers are saying labor laws have been violated. >> reporter: dave, that is right. you can see out here they have quite a turnout at the 98th avenue location in oakland. they literally woke up in the middle of the night to picket at 3:00 a.m. this morning. hundreds of union workers from the international long shore say they want better wages and safer work conditions. waste management tells us they have been a the bargaining table for months and they did not expect this protest. >> it was a surprise to us. we have been at the negotiating table with them for the past few months. so you know, we are now just assessing who is showing up for work and who is not and developing our protocol plans. >> workers have given up a days pay to make an important point this company is not above the law and the illegal behavior that has been taking place here. the threats, the intimidation. >> reporter: waste management employees are protesting at three locations today. this is a look at the san leandro facility on davis street. union workers are also protesting
of trouble with the law and in trouble with the law. his father stood up and said i feel responsible for this and i feel i wasn't there for my son. he approached him, he hugged him and whispered in his ear and ma'lik's attorney said i never heard his father say, i love you. an incredibly emotional day. these two juveniles being carried out and they will be committed today, candy. >> poppy harlow in steubenville, ohio. i want to bring in paul callan. you know, paul, a 16-year-old now just sobbing in court, regardless of what big football players they are, still sound like 16 year olds. the other one 17. a 16-year-old victim. the thing is, when you listen to it and you realize that they could stay until they're 21, they are going to get credit for time served. what is the lasting effect, though, on two young men being found guilty in juvenile court of rape, essentially? >> well, you know, candy, we've seen here a courtroom drenched in tears and tragedy and, you know, poppy's description, i think, you know, sums it all up. but across america scenes like this happen all the time. as a pr
is following the law as well. but i'll be supportive. thank you, supervisor kim. >> supervisor campos. >> thank you, mr. president. i just wanted to add a couple of points. i think on the academy of art university, i certainly echo the comments that supervisor mar made, but i do believe that that's the larger issue that needs a resolution that goes beyond this particular item. we want everyone to follow the law and to make sure that they get equal treatment. and, so, that's very important. but i also want to chime in on the issue of, you know, what's the right balance between office space and pdr. the fact is that it's really hard to know what that should be and i think that you ask one of the 850,000 san franciscans what that balance should be and you probably will end up with 850,000 answers. the reality is that we as a city have rightly made a priority of protecting production distribution and repair businesses. they are businesses that have been in the city for many years and they do provide so many services that make life in this city possible. and they provide opportunities to many san fr
-safe hospitals is so important as they have for several years. first, of course, it's required by state law, equally important it's the right thing for us to do, to build and prepare our hospitals now. in the interim, san francisco has not moved magically further away from the san andreas or hayward faults. in the next big earthquake is really another question of if, but a question of when. second, while the health care landscape changes consistently, those coming in the next few years will be especially profound. for example, the affordable care act means 4 million more californians will have access to insurance through the california health benefits exchange and the expansion of the medi-cal program. in addition, the future of health care must emphasize prevention, outpatient and community services, and a comprehensive network of care. our health care delivery systems must focus on managing patient needs across many setting, from primary care to outpatient, inpatient, from routine to urgent, to emergency. our proposed facilities do differ from those for the plans that we developed severa
a christian priest or law are in preschool d a parent's only meeting and pleasanton last night. parents and administrators at center point preschool aren't shot following allegations that a former teacher takes up a child for refusing to take a map. angelo calcano resigned from her dad as a teacher the preschool in january. the police say at the the mother of a two-year a grove attended the school said she saw a big server daughter taken by calcano after allegedly tied to the bar up with masking tape for refusing to take a nap. >> a 13 year old boy is recovering this morning after being shot in oakland. it happened yesterday morning around 730 in the 1300 block of 66 ave. police received a call from the house left the boy had been dropped off. the details are available about the shooting at anyone with information about it is asked to call the oakland police department. >> and many claims he was wrongly put on all goods most wanted list is now suing the city's police department. 37 year-old chau van was place of the city's most wanted list for six months in 2012 in connection with a gan
was expanded to include graffiti and 2008 was when our by law was amended requiringing property owners it remove graffiti from their property or face a $250 crime. the one success from our program was the council at that time looked at the idea that we can't hold citizens responsible if we're not responsible ourselves, so they created our management program at that time. that includes bylaw enforcement as well as civic clean up and support for property owners. the program expanded again in 2009 to include a cigarette litter reduction program. we have a huge problem in our city with cigarette litter. we found that through our litter audits that we have done, we have a higher rate of cigarette litter in our cities compared to other cities in canada. expanded again in 2010 to include needle disposal and i said in the other session, this is what i am escaping from in edmonton right now. yay, san francisco. so we have a snow angel program where we ask citizens to voluntarily shovel the snow off their neighbor's lawns. so these are all the programs offered by the capital city clean up
amount of cash in san francisco stanley roberts kron 4 news close to a dozen law enforcement agencies joined forces for a statewide sting called "operation shoulder tap." and stanley roberts was there catching the whole thing on tape. their goal is to catch any adults purchasing alcohol for anyone under the age of 21. tune in to kron four news on monday to catch those people behaving badly. it's the pope's first sunday mass for millions of catholics around the world. coming up, we show you how the bay area faithful feel about their new leader. plus - inmates make a prison break by stealing a helicopter. we take a look at how they did it. >> after a beautiful weekend there rainfall returns. [ man ] i got this citi thankyou card and started earning loads of points. we'll leave that there. you got a weather balloon, with points? yes i did. [ man ] points i could use for just about anything. go. ♪ keep on going in this direction. take this bridge over here. there it is! [ man ] so i used mine to get a whole new perspective. [ laughter ] [ male announcer ] earn points with the citi thank
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